Re: Marvel Now - Part 3
Fraction's Iron Man run was ... decent, IMO. He had some absolutely amazing ideas but the execution was poor. The book had severe pacing issues (i.e. 9 issue storylines that could have been told in 4 issues, secondary plots that carried on for years, etc.) and was extremely anti-climatic in many arcs. However, the art was fantastic for the title and continuity wasn't too butchered. In all, I'd give it a solid 3/5.
The Knauf's run on the character, the Mandarin story in particular, was absolutely fantastic. That should get a solid 5/5, even with all the Director of Shield stuff that ended the series on a weaker note.
This relaunch is just not doing it for me though. Never thought I'd miss Fraction, especially after the Fear Itself debacle, but these issues seem to be going nowhere fast. This may be the first time in 8 years that I won't be reading Iron Man.
Also, on an unrelated note: screw the Iron Patriot. Bring back War Machine!
"If you shoot, you're a killer. If you don't shoot, you have a death on your conscience. A death you could have prevented"
"What kind of a choice is that?"
"The one I make every time I pull the trigger"